It seems to me like the iPhone has an application for everything. From a Halloween costume generator app to an app that tells you how to read an MRI, Apple has thought of it all. MLB and Apple have teamed up to create MLB at Bat– an iPhone and iPod Touch app for baseball enthusiasts. I haven’t personally jumped on the iPhone or Blackberry bandwagon, but this new app is making the iPhone that much harder to resist.
The app gives inning-by-inning score updates for games in progress. It also has details about who is pitching, pitch-by-pitch updates, who is fielding, who is batting and who is on base. There is an audio option and a list of short summaries of innings and plays where you can search all plays or narrow your search to scoring plays. And, if that’s not enough for you, you can watch game highlights too! You can have America’s favorite pastime literally at your fingertips for only $9.99.
Postseason.TV is another invention for the baseball fanatic. If you prefer to watch games online, then this is for you. You can have up to 4 different views of the game on your computer screen at once. 8 different camera angles allow you to watch the game from every seat in the ball park. A live Twitter feed allows fans to tweet about a double play while the ball is on its way to the second out. The combination of Postseason.TV, MLB at Bat and social media should hit the MLB fan base out of the park.
Now there’s simply no excuse for missing a pitch since you can watch the game on TV, online, get updates on your iPhone and iPod and listen to it on the radio all at once!